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Government buys 35m more AstraZeneca doses

Government buys 35m more AstraZeneca doses

THAILAND: The government is going on a COVID-19 vaccine shopping spree, having just agreed to buy an additional 35 million doses from University of Oxford/AstraZeneca as part of its plan to provide half the country’s population with free jabs.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 6 January 2021, 09:13AM


The latest order from AstraZeneca is in addition to the already-ordered 26 million doses the government ordered in November 2020 from the same group. Photo: AFP.

The latest order from AstraZeneca is in addition to the already-ordered 26 million doses the government ordered in November 2020 from the same group. Photo: AFP.

Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said yesterday (Jan 5) the cabinet has ordered 35 million doses of vaccines from University of Oxford/AstraZeneca, in addition to the already-ordered 26 million doses it ordered in November 2020 from the same group.

Next month, the government has also agreed to order two million doses from China to immediately administer to frontline workers and at-risk groups.

The 60 million doses of vaccines will be used for free nationwide jabs that the Ministry of Public Health plans to start this May, with the goal of inoculating 50% of the population.

Thai Residential

The cabinet also agreed to allocate B1.2 billion to buy two million doses of “CoronaVac” from Sinovac Biotech, a Chinese pharmaceutical company, after the vaccine and its effects were approved by China and Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Indonesia as well as some countries in South America have also reportedly reserved CoronaVac.

For Thailand, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) plans to administer CoronaVac immediately to frontline workers. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha added the government will cooperate with University of Oxford/AstraZeneca to transfer vaccine production methods to Thai pharmaceutical companies so they can make the vaccine, with a 200 million dose target.

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Kurt | 20 January 2021 - 10:55:25

@kjw001.  The vaccines are not yet on Phuket. After arrival, Officialdom will start to think further,  administrative first of course. That, by than, will break circles. Expect expats/retirees need a document of Immigration first by that time.

kjw001@aol.com | 19 January 2021 - 18:34:08

Ridiculous I'm going in circles 

kjw001@aol.com | 19 January 2021 - 18:33:28

Where can I get the vaccination 

kjw001@aol.com | 19 January 2021 - 18:32:16

As an English person living in Phuket I would like to know where I can get the vaccination 

 

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